Anabasis: The March of the Ten Thousand

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Sprache - Englisch

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Anabasis is Xenophon's most famous book. The seven-tome book of the Anabasis describes The March of the Ten Thousand and their return to Greece. Xenophon accompanied the Ten Thousand, a large army of Greek mercenaries hired by Cyrus the Younger, who intended to seize the throne of Persia from his brother, Artaxerxes II. The narration of the journey is Xenophon's best known work, and "one of the great adventures in human history".


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Xenophon (c. 430 – 354 BC), an ancient Greek historian, soldier, and philosopher, emerges as a consequential figure in the annals of classical literature. Xenophon was born into an Athenian aristocratic family and was a student of Socrates, a lineage that greatly influenced his thought and writing. His works embody a diverse narrative skill, capturing historical events, military strategies, philosophical dialogues, and the ethos of his time. Of his many works, 'Anabasis: The March of the Ten Thousand' is preeminent, chronicling the extraordinary expedition of Cyrus the Younger against the Persian king and the subsequent harrowing retreat of Greek mercenaries through hostile territory after the battle of Cunaxa in 401 BC. This account has earned acclaim not only for its detailed military insights but also for its vivid portrayal of the resilience and resourcefulness of the human spirit. Xenophon's prose is characterized by clarity and a pragmatic approach to both military tactics and life's philosophies. His contributions have provided a valuable complement to the works of his contemporaries, offering a unique perspective on the culture and events of classical Greece. Beyond 'Anabasis', Xenophon's 'Hellenica' serves as a significant historical primary source, carrying on the history of Greece where Thucydides left off. His literary corpus, which also includes 'Cyropaedia' and 'Memorabilia', has been pivotal in advancing the understanding of Socratic philosophy and continues to be held in high esteem by historians, philosophers, and military tacticians.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 284 Pages

Filesize: 572.2 KB

ISBN: 8596547721659

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